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“The reading you save may be your own”

I make no secret that I am biased in favor of independent bookstores; in my experience, indie booksellers often put the “emerge” into “emerging writers.”  On the blog for Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA, author Leslie Brunetta makes the case for supporting your local indie bookstore and the readings they host. One of the […]

Author Insults

From Flavorwire, via Shelf Awareness, the “30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults in History.” They missed more than a few of my favorites, though, almost all of which revolve around Ernest Hemingway, whose gift for alienating people may have exceeded his literary talents.  After their falling out, Gertrude Stein trained her toy poodle to growl when she […]

Authors Who Experiment, Authors as Animals

I just realized that today’s headline might lead readers to think we’re going to discuss some crazed literary Dr. Moreau, but it actualyl refers to two distinct stories featured in today’s Shelf Awareness: On BoingBoing, Cory Doctorow takes a look at author Diane Duane’s just-concluded experiment with “crowdfunded publishing,” an intriguing idea that may not […]